Mindfulness Meditation

  Breathe.  Be alert.  Be present.  Mindfulness Meditation involves the following components: Awareness in the present Focusing on 1 thing at a time Taking an alert, curious, gracious, and open view in the moment Meditation typically works best if it is also used in conjunction with: Diaphragmatic breathing One of my clients once asked me [...]

By | 2018-05-16T17:57:21+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Neurofeedback: Frequently Asked Questions

Neurofeedback has been around for decades. However, it is just now gaining traction. There have been many studies to show its effects and just how well it works for many different conditions. Potential clients and current clients tend to ask me similar questions. To help spread awareness and knowledge, below is a list of eight [...]

By | 2018-05-01T13:49:42+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Stories

Hello fellow Human, I am here to tell you a story because stories are what make us human. We tell stories to our families, our friends, to strangers, and to ourselves. We tell stories to entertain, to create a sense of belonging, to inspire, to protect, and to create a sense of understanding and identity. [...]

By | 2018-04-12T09:55:56+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Conquer Emotional Eating!

Let’s be real: to some extent, everyone is an emotional eater. The truth is, not all emotional eating is unhealthy. It is natural and normal to occasionally enjoy food while celebrating and forming lasting memories with friends and family. However, many of us have an unhealthy relationship with food due to our emotional eating. Ask [...]

By | 2018-03-29T15:12:23+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Get Inspired!

Author Karen Marie Moning says, “Who and what we surround ourselves with is who and what we become.” Who or what do you have in your life that allows you to be the person you want to be, to reach your highest goals? Need more inspiration? Follow these seven tips to getting inspired: 1. Reach [...]

By | 2018-03-14T11:50:11+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

What is Neurofeedback/Biofeedback?

Biofeedback therapy is a process in which a client learns to monitor and regulate the mind and body in ways that promote mental and physical health and well-being. Initially, this is done with the assistance of a clinician and special equipment. This equipment includes sensors that monitor respiration, heart rate, skin temperature, muscle tension, and [...]

By | 2018-03-01T13:01:52+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Conflict vs. Bullying

  Bullying is a word often used today in a variety of contexts that don't always apply to it's true definition. Very often I hear the word bullying used by parents and children the moment any kind of conflict is experienced. While there are times when bullying is the appropriate descriptor for an experience, there [...]

By | 2018-02-16T09:36:14+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

“Look at me” The Practice of Eye Contact

Look at me  Look into my Eyes. Yes. Really look at me when we talk. Eye contact is a skill that is discussed in Shonda Moralis, MSW, LC SW’s book: Breathe Mama Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms. In the book Shonda talks about having a moment where she realized that she is not giving [...]

By | 2018-02-01T14:29:51+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Using play techniques at home

“I’m fine!” Tips for breaking down communication barriers between you and your child How many times have you tried to have a deep and meaningful conversation with your child? How many times have you asked “what’s wrong”? How many times have you thought in all caps in your head “JUST TELL ME PLEASE!” Some kids [...]

By | 2018-01-24T15:10:38+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Posts|0 Comments